13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Mumbai
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Chennai
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis


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3
nights
Mumbai

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for historic sites, scenic drive, shopping, nature, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, get engrossed in the history at Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, contemplate the long history of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and make a trip to Dhobi Ghat.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mumbai travel itinerary planner.

Minneapolis, USA to Mumbai is an approximately 22-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 11 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Mumbai. In December, Mumbai is much hotter than Minneapolis - with highs of 90°F and lows of 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors Neighborhoods Tours
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Food Tours
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Bandra-Worli Sea Link ©
Bandra-Worli Sea Link

1
night
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): kick back and relax at Marina Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Besant Nagar Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology.

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Getting from Mumbai to Chennai by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mumbai in December: highs in Chennai hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Chennai

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach

2
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, and then step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) route tool .

Getting from Chennai to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

2
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
On the 10th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, then take a stroll through Jew Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, kick back and relax at Fort Kochi Beach, then buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Marine Drive.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) journey builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fort Kochi Beach ©
Fort Kochi Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

2
nights
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Humayun's Tomb, admire the natural beauty at Akshardham, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and don't miss a visit to India Gate.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of subway, taxi, and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to New Delhi in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in December: highs in New Delhi hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

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